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What Will Cold Temperatures Mean for Redbanded Stink Bug This Year?

What Will Cold Temperatures Mean for Redbanded Stink Bug This Year?

🕔09:20, 20.Jan 2018

Entomologist across the Mid-South have had numerous questions about how below average temperatures we have encountered this month will impact RBSB populations this year. What we know is RBSB’s are tropical insects that do not survive well in cold temperatures. We have

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Clethodim-resistant Italian Ryegrass in Mississippi

Clethodim-resistant Italian Ryegrass in Mississippi

🕔09:40, 11.Jan 2018

Italian ryegrass resistant to clethodim is present in Mississippi.

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2018 County Extension Meeting Schedule

2018 County Extension Meeting Schedule

🕔08:55, 21.Dec 2017

The Mississippi State University Extension Service will be hosting a number of county row crop extension meetings in the spring of 2018. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the area and will provide information on weeds, insects, disease, economics,

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2017 Cotton Small Plot OVT and Large Plot On-Farm Variety Trial Preliminary Data

2017 Cotton Small Plot OVT and Large Plot On-Farm Variety Trial Preliminary Data

🕔09:43, 16.Dec 2017

Cotton variety trials were conducted throughout Mississippi in 2017.  Small plot official variety trials (OVT) were conducted at the following nine locations:  Verona (dryland), Starkville (dryland), Brooksville (dryland), Senatobia (dryland), Lucedale (dryland), Tunica (irrigated), Clarksdale (dryland), Stoneville (irrigated), and Eden

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Soybean Variety Suggestions for 2018

🕔15:07, 15.Dec 2017

Variety selection is an incredibly important management decision for soybean production. Factors such as soil texture, planting date, irrigation capabilities, row spacing, harvest capacity, among others, may influence the decision of selecting a variety. There are a number of excellent varieties available

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2017 North MS Maturity Group IV and V Variety Trial Report

2017 North MS Maturity Group IV and V Variety Trial Report

🕔10:46, 13.Dec 2017

A Maturity Group IV and V variety trial was conducted in Verona, MS at the NMREC during the 2017 season. Yield and disease data are included in the attached report for all entries contained in the trial (RoundUp, Conventional and LibertyLink).

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2017 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Summary

2017 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Summary

🕔14:45, 1.Dec 2017

Selecting the best corn hybrids to plant next year is critical to the profitability of your farm. This article contains complete results of yields and plant characteristics evaluated in the 2017 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration trials grown throughout the state for your review.

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Last Pipe Planner Webinar Nov 27th

Last Pipe Planner Webinar Nov 27th

🕔16:28, 26.Nov 2017

The last opportunity to take part in the Pipe Planner instructional webinars given by Delta Plastics’ Irrigation Specialist Chris DeClerk is tommorrow.  This webinar will detail data collection, input, troubleshooting and navigation through the Pipe Planner application.  This meeting will

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2017 Soybean Stem Canker Inoculated Variety Trial Evaluations

2017 Soybean Stem Canker Inoculated Variety Trial Evaluations

🕔09:29, 24.Nov 2017

The cultivars contained in the Mississippi State University Official Variety Trial (OVT), as well as a few additional cultivars, were field-evaluated for their susceptibility/resistance to stem canker. Trials were conducted in Stoneville with toothpick-inoculated plants during the 2016 season. Tables contain the average of the field observations (on a 0-9 scale) as well as an assessment of resistance to stem canker (R, MR, MS, S) based on the evaluations conducted.

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Soybean Stem Canker: 2017 Visual Observations from the Clarksdale OVT

Soybean Stem Canker: 2017 Visual Observations from the Clarksdale OVT

🕔09:13, 19.Nov 2017

Over the past several weeks numerous comments have been made regarding the validity of the harvested yield data from the Clarksdale OVT location. Several varieties were observed to be “poor performers” based on low yield. The Clarksdale OVT was observed to contain severe stem canker in multiple variety entries. The current blog post contains comparisons between the visual observations of stem canker (0-9 scale) and harvested yield from the 2017 MSU OVT entries at the Clarksdale location.

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2nd in the Series: Pipe Planner Webinar

2nd in the Series: Pipe Planner Webinar

🕔08:34, 15.Nov 2017

Below is the 2nd in the series of Pipe Planner instructional webinars given by Delta Plastics’ Irrigation Specialist Chris DeClerk.  This webinar will detail data collection, input, troubleshooting and navigation through the Pipe Planner application.  These online meetings can be

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2017 Cotton Varieties Planted Report

2017 Cotton Varieties Planted Report

🕔09:03, 11.Nov 2017

The United States Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Marketing Service released it’s annual cotton varieties planted report.  The report captures what was observed in 2017 with respect to heavy adoption of Xtend(R) cotton varieties in Mississippi.  Based on the USDA-AMS

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2017 Row Crop Short Course – Updated

2017 Row Crop Short Course – Updated

🕔08:49, 11.Nov 2017

The 2017 Row Crop Short Course will be held at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville, MS on December 4-6th, 2017.  The program will kick off on Monday, December 4th at 9 am with a cover crop symposium.  Several growers

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Pipe Planner Training Webinars

Pipe Planner Training Webinars

🕔05:31, 9.Nov 2017

This November, producers and other AG industry professionals will have the opportunity to take part in a series of Pipe Planner instructional webinars given by Delta Plastics’ Irrigation Specialist Chris DeClerk.  This webinar will detail data collection, input, troubleshooting and

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2017 MDEQ Irrigation Meter Program

2017 MDEQ Irrigation Meter Program

🕔06:18, 8.Nov 2017

The reporting period for the Voluntary Metering Program has begun and the MDEQ wanted to give everyone an program update.  The Groundwater Usage Survey Tool (GUST) for online reporting has been upgraded.  This more user friendly version of GUST went

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2017 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

2017 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

🕔12:56, 3.Nov 2017

The MSU Extension Soybean Variety Demonstration Program is conducted using a set of varieties with proven performance.  These varieties are grown in a production setting on various soil types and management systems around the state. Demonstration sets for both maturity

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MS ASA Meeting November 15, 2017

MS ASA Meeting November 15, 2017

🕔12:41, 31.Oct 2017

The 2017 MS ASA Annual Agronomy meeting will be held Wednesday November 15, 2017 at the Grenada Co. Extension office. A wide range of topics will be discussed including a Dicamba update for soybeans and on farm water storage system

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Delta Area Rice Meeting – November 14, 2017

Delta Area Rice Meeting – November 14, 2017

🕔11:45, 30.Oct 2017

The 2017 Delta Area Rice Meeting will be held at the Bolivar Co. Extension office on November 14, 2017. Mississippi rice producers, industry professionals, and other interested parties are invited to listen to presentations from MSU research and Extension faculty

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2018 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2018 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

🕔15:45, 23.Oct 2017

This publication lists those corn hybrids which have demonstrated superior performance in the Mississippi Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. No other source tests as many hybrids representing today’s market. Thus, this is a great starting point and barometer for you to judge hybrid performance and improve your ability to select the best hybrids for your farm.

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2017 Yield Summaries from the Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

2017 Yield Summaries from the Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

🕔11:36, 20.Oct 2017

Selecting the best corn hybrids to plant next year is critical to the profitability of your farm. This article contains yield summaries from the 2017 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration trials grown throughout the state for your review.

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2017 Row Crop Short Course

2017 Row Crop Short Course

🕔09:39, 13.Oct 2017

The 2017 Row Crop Short Course hosted by Mississippi State University will be held Dec. 4-6, 2017 at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville, MS.  Pre-registration is free until November 27th and will be $40 thereafter including at the door.

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2017 Mississippi Rice Variety Trial Data – Preliminary Results

2017 Mississippi Rice Variety Trial Data – Preliminary Results

🕔09:11, 7.Oct 2017

Find below the preliminary version of the 2017 On-Farm Rice Variety Trial. During 2017, small plot rice variety trials were conducted near the following locations; Choctaw, Clarksdale, Drew, Hollandale, Ruleville, Stoneville, and Tunica. Variety trial data is presented segmented by

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2017 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

2017 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

🕔17:35, 21.Sep 2017

This publication lists those wheat varieties which have demonstrated superior productivity in the Mississippi Wheat and Oat Variety Trials and summarizes their characteristics. This independent information should help you better assess those varieties which are suited for your region.

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Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

🕔09:03, 13.Sep 2017

After harvest, you immediately face management decisions which may have considerable effect on future productivity. Corn produces far more residue than most crops we are accustomed to, so it possesses considerable benefits, or may create anxiety depending upon how you view it. This article addresses the pro’s and con’s of crop residue and associated management options, including burning.

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Heliothine Trap Counts, August 25, 2017

Heliothine Trap Counts, August 25, 2017

🕔16:50, 25.Aug 2017

Bollworm counts held steady this week overall at a level about normal for this time of year. Some counties increased compared to last week while other counties decreased. Tobacco budworm counts were very low again this week, with no counties

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